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Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 6th Edition

By Ronald E. Riggio

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Jul 26, 2012


Demonstrates the connection between psychological theory and application in the field of Industrial / Organizational Psychology. Introduction to Industrial / Organizational Psychology is a student-centered, real-world driven program designed and written with the student in mind, giving examples and illustrations relevant to their world of work. The sixth edition continues to be accessible to students while maintaining a comprehensive coverage of the classical and new topics.With more student-oriented features, instructors will find this the most thoroughly referenced I/O psychology and student accessible text on the market.

Learning Goals 

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: 

* Connect psychological theory in the field of industrial/organizational psychology and apply the concepts to their everyday world of work

* Be familiar with "classic" theories and research along with the latest developments and innovations in the field

* Understand the overview of the world of work.

Table of Contents

Part One Introduction  1. Introduction: Definitions and History  2. Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology  Part Two Personnel Issues  3. Job Analysis 4. Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Placement 5. Methods for Assessing and Selecting Employees  6. Evaluating Employee Performance 7. Employee Training and Development  Part Three Worker Issues  8. Motivation  9. Positive Employee Attitudes and Behaviors 10. Worker Stress, Negative Employee Attitudes and Behaviors Part Four Work Group and Organizational Issues 11. Communication in the Workplace 12. Group Processes in Work Organizations 13. Leadership 14. Influence, Power, and Politics 15. Organizational Structure, Culture, and Development